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Amvets Convention / Philadelphia #489485

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1976
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(Studio) AMVETS convention opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, paying no attention to disease and results of it after American Legion convention last month
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) AMVETS arrive for convention showing no signs of worry re: disease. National commander Paul Welsh decided to go ahead with convention [WELSH - says would have been difficult to change, but if he'd thought there was danger, it would have been done.] Convention delegates use 2 of same hotels as Legionnaires. Michigan AMVETS say they're not afraid of disease. [MAN - says if they worried abort things like that, they wouldn't be veteran's org. they are.] [2nd MAN - says had no 2nd thoughts about it.] Convention opened with all acting as if nothing had happened.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Brinkley, David;
Hunt, Richard

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